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Locomotory and Feeding Activity of the Shrews, Blarina brevicauda and Suncus murinus

J. H. Richardson
The American Midland Naturalist
Vol. 90, No. 1 (Jul., 1973), pp. 224-227
DOI: 10.2307/2424287
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2424287
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Locomotory and Feeding Activity of the Shrews, Blarina brevicauda and Suncus murinus
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Abstract

A comparative study was made of the locomotory and feeding activities between a small shrew (Blarina brevicauda) with a high metabolic rate which lives in temperate climates and a large shrew (Suncus murinus) which has a lower metabolic rate and lives in warm climates. Blarina consumed more food in less feeding time and was less active during a 24-hr period than Suncus.

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